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What seniors should know about joint accounts

Q. Since I am elderly and handicapped, I added my daughter’s name to sign my checks so she can pay bills if I was hospitalized. Does this mean she owns half my accounts now? I wanted them to be payable on death to three family members. Also my daughter has bad credit. What will this do to my credit? And, I have one disfavored child and I don’t want her name on the accounts.

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Disability and whether you qualify for the senior freeze

Q. My mother wants to file for NJ Senior Freeze. She meets all of the requirements except perhaps one. She has collected Social Security for years, but is that different than the Social Security Disability payments mentioned in Form 2015 PTR-1?

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How income impacts the senior freeze

Q. Does the Senior Freeze income restriction include Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)?

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Catherine Yeulet
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What you need to know about medicare

Q. I don’t know much about Medicare, and I’m 62 and I’m trying to budget for retirement in three or four years. What kind of extra insurance do I need above standard Medicare and what will it cost?

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Study: Both social, medical issues affect senior well-being

Grandma's cholesterol is OK, but maybe the doctor should be asking about her social life, too.

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Junk Mail from Voyager
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This documentary is the most moving 10 minutes you may ever see

Charles Frank is a film-maker who's 10 minute documentary about the forgotten elderly is getting a lot of attention. It's called Junk Mail...

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When is the right time to talk with an elder parent about living alone?

It can be one of the most difficult and awkward conversations to have with a parent or grandparents as they age and live alone.

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Elderly Hooked on Prescription Pills [AUDIO]

"Addiction Does Not Discriminate" is the slogan for New Jersey's latest campaign against the opiate abuse epidemic, sending the message that no one is immune to this deadly drug problem - not even the state's senior citizens.

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Lawyer, Owner Charged in Senior Citizen Scheme

A prominent Atlantic County attorney and the owner of an in-home senior care company have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to steal the life savings of elderly clients, the Attorney General's office announced Thursday.

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Governor Chris Christie
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Christie Administration Warns NJ Seniors To Be Alert About Medicare Fraud

Governor Chris Christie’s Administration is urging consumers and health care providers to beware of unscrupulous or fraudulent activities during the annual Medicare open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 through December 7, 2012.

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